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Butte County Library

The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology.

Originally established in the Butte County Charter in 1913, the Butte County Library system today consists of six branch libraries and a literacy program. Administrative offices for the Library are located in the Oroville Branch Library. The Library also serves residents through branches in Biggs, Chico, Durham, Gridley, and Paradise. 

Contact Information:

Butte County Library
1749 Spencer Ave.
Oroville, CA 95965
Telephone: (530) 538-7641
Email: buttehistory@sbcglobal.net

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Jun 27, 2017 Streeter, Steve
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Note : High background noise on original tape and subject somewhat muffled. Description :  Most of  the  video is of Evelyn Joslyn's 100th birthday party at the Lott Home. Not of particular  historic  value, but it is interesting to see many Oroville citizens who appear in the footage. At the end there is a short segment  of  Evelyn commenting on various historic houses in  Oroville  as she was driven by them. The quality of filming is very poor with the camera jumping around from...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Residences (Oroville), Buildings and...
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Jun 27, 2017
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Description : On the history of Oroville at the Oroville Inn. Call Number : 2016-050-0040 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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Jun 27, 2017
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Note : High background noise on original tape and subject somewhat muffled. Description : Ted Meriam, long time owner of Oser's Department Store, interviewed about its history. Call Number : 2016-050-0039 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is...
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Department stores--Oser's,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: mini cassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Parker, Virginia
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Note : Part 1: Distortion of interview from start until 00:03:10 then changes to public event recorded at low level. Both parts start and end abruptly. Description : Regarding the Chinese Temple and Chinese art techniques. Call Number : 2016-050-0038 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights,...
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Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Note : Gap in content between part 1 and part 2. Both parts start and end abruptly. Various speakers have different record levels. Description :  Evelyn Joslyn and Oliver Newsome spoke regarding the Thompson Flat Cemetery  in part 1 . Beryl Fry, a long time teacher,  is on part 2  speaking on the Bird Street School , beginning at 14:20 minutes. Another woman named Ida (surname unknown) is mentioned on the tape . Call Number : 2016-050-0037 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be...
Topics: californialightandsound, Education--Schools--Bird Street School, History--Oral...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017
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Note : Part 1 ends abruptly. Gap in content between part 1 and part 2.   Description : Bill Talbitzer was invited to a meeting of the City of Oroville museum docents. When the meeting started, Bill was asked to speak on the Chinese Temple. He demurred saying that the docents knew more about that subject than he did, so someone asked him to just speak about the history of Oroville. Consequently, this recording covers diverse topics in the city's history. Call Number : 2016-050-0036 Rights :...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Pinker, Lillian
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Note : Periodic speed issues throughout original tape that create brief losses of content. Ends abruptly. Description : Regarding the Huganey family, the Chinese Temple, and the Lott family. Miss Huganey was a long time teacher and principal for the Oroville Elementary District. Call Number : 2016-050-0035 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Churches and Temples--Chinese Temple, Oroville,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Butte County Historical Society
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Note : High level of background noise on original tape and speaker level low.   Description : Charlotte Leahy made a presentation on the history of Palermo for a Butte County Historical Society program. For her master's degree from Chico State she wrote a history of Palermo aimed at 4th graders. Call Number : 2016-050-0034 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift...
Topics: californialightandsound, Education--Schools--Palermo Grammar School, History--Oral...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Note : Several speakers of varying levels. Program distorts at times, particularly with singing. Ends abruptly.   Description : Jim Lenhoff and Albertta Guiver (Tracy) narrating a tour of downtown Oroville. Call Number : 2016-050-0033 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Butte County Historical Society. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, Neighborhoods and...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Morgan, Bye; Schleef, Nancy
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Note : Part 1 starts and ends abruptly and first 45 seconds are poor quality. Content break between part 1 and part 2. Part 2 ends abruptly. Description : Regarding the Thompson Flat Cemetery and Evelyn's family. Evelyn was on the board of trustees for the Thompson Flat Cemetery, and she described her work in managing the cemetery. Call Number : 2016-050-0032 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral, Life history materials--Cemeteries and grave...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017
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Note : Record level varies across program. Conversation moves outside at 00:14:19 and is difficult to hear at times. Lots of background noise toward end of Program. Description : Regarding the Thermalito Odd Fellows Home. Mrs. Fox was a long time resident of Thermalito and lived close to the Home.   Call Number : 2016-050-0031 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral history--Community--Thermalito, Buildings and...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Sunset Magazine
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Note : High b ackground noise and static on original tape. Description : Jean Minasian's interview with Sunset Magazine regarding the efforts to restore the Lott Home. She speaks about the Lott family in addition to the work that was entailed in dealing with the City of Oroville and the acquisition of furnishings for the house. Call Number : 2016-050-0030 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Residences--Lott Home, Clubs and...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017
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Note : Record level too high causing distortion and high background noise on original tape. Part 1: Gap in speech from 00:12:28 to 00:13:32. Part 2: Gap from 00:15:25 to 00:15:38. Break in content between parts. Description : Evelyn Joslyn speaking on the subject of the Lott family. She personally knew Judge Lott and the rest of the family. Call Number : 2016-050-0029 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Butte County Historical Society
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Note : Recordings have several events and speakers at different levels Description :  Jim Lague speaking on the subject of Forbestown, Evansville, Rackerby, Robinson Mill and vicinity for a Butte County Historical Society program. There are additional comments on the subject by attendees, including Charles Randolph and Dick Gravier. Jim specifically mentioned the Forbestown Masonic Lodge in his comments.  The first 1:20 minutes  of Part 2  cover an unrelated topic . Part 1 is a non-history...
Topics: californialightandsound, Clubs and associations---Masons, History--Oral...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017
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Note : First part of recording is a public event. Interview with Evelyn Joslyn starts at 00:05:42. Ends abruptly. Description : Evelyn Joslyn interviewed on May 13, 1983 at the dedication of the Adamstown historical marker. Adamstown is across the river from Long's Bar. She spoke regarding the cemetery there. Call Number : 2016-050-0027 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral, Life history materials--Cemeteries and gravesites,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017
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Description : Discussion of E Clampus Vitus, probably at a program to dedicate an historical plaque. Call Number : 2016-050-0026 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral Clubs and Associations---E Clampus Vitus, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Butte County Historical Society
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Note : Recorded at variable levels. Volume of part 1 decreases as it goes on, and part 2 begins very low, then rises at 00:13:25. Description : Faith Drobish speaking on the subject of Bangor and the Osborn family for a Butte County Historical Society program on April 15, 1976. Call Number : 2016-050-0025 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Bangor, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017
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Note : Burress recording becomes muffled at 10:45. Green interview begins at 21:02 but is mostly inaudible and ends abruptly. Description : On the subject of Ishi. Call Number : 2016-050-0024 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Minasian, Jean
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Note : High background noise on original recording. Each part ends abruptly. Part 2 low level, particularly toward end. Description : Regarding the Chinese Temple and the Oroville Chinatown New Year's celebrations. Call Number : 2016-050-0023 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing...
Topics: californialightandsound, Entertainment--Parades, Ethnic, minority and gender groups--Chinese,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Minasian, Jean
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Note : Periodic popping.   Description : Regarding McLaughlin's Wall and Forbestown. Call Number : 2016-050-0022 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Community--Forbestown, History--Community--Forbestown...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Minasian, Jean
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Description : They discussed the items pictured on the Bicentennial Mural that was painted on the side of the Oroville City Hall. Call Number : 2016-050-0020 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Butte County Historical Society. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Minasian, Jean
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Note : Recording done outdoors - frequent wind noise. Description : Matthew and Isabel Fine with Jean Minasian walking through the Jewish Cemetery and talking about the individuals interred there. Call Number : 2016-050-0021 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks....
Topics: californialightandsound, Ethnic, Minority and Gender Groups--Jewish Life, History...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Minasian, Jean
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Note : Part 1 ends abruptly, but minimal gap in narrative before Part 2 begins. Part 2 ends abruptly. Description : Regarding preserving the Chinese Temple and the Chinese in Oroville in general. Call Number : 2016-050-0019 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Butte County Historical Society. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Churches and Temples--Chinese Temple, Oroville,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Pinker, Lillian
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Note : New speaker at 33:40 very low. Description : Regarding his memories of Oroville. Call Number : 2016-050-0018 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017
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Note : Microphone handling noise throughout. Starts and ends abruptly.   Description :  Discussion of artifacts in the Oroville Chinese Temple.  Call Number : 2016-050-0015 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Churches and Temples--Chinese Temple, Oroville,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Minasian, Jean
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Note : Outdoor recording of multiple speakers at different levels with wind and microphone handling noise. Ends abruptly. Description : Dick was the long time manager of the Feather River Parks and Recreation District. They discussed Bedrock Park and the Feather River levee.   Call Number : 2016-050-0015 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, Parks--Bedrock Park, Sports...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Pinker, Lillian
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Note : High background noise on original tape. Program starts abruptly. Description : Regarding the Colonial Inn in Paradise. Mr. Schneider also provided background on his life and career before purchasing the inn. Call Number : 2016-050-0014 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing...
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and Industry--Hotels--Colonial Inn, History--Oral...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Swartzlow, Ruby
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Description : Regarding the Bidwells, early 20th century Chico, and a trip she made with her father from Greenville to Chico in 1904. Elsie reminisced about staying with the Bidwells in Chico at the end of the trip. Call Number : 2016-050-0013 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights,...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Chico, Transportation--Roads and...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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Jun 27, 2017 Swartzlow, Ruby
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Note : Program breaks up at end and stops abruptly.   Description : Regarding the Chinese, W.P. Hammon, Hamilton Bend, and the Moore family. Also discussed the Hamilton (aka Moore Family) Cemetery. Notes on original container :   "Regarding Milton Green Moore tape, July 14, 1967. Error - aunt was buried in family cemetery in 1860, not 1820. Grandfather paid $300.00 for ferry. Sister who fell in river while watching Indian fish was Anna. Miss Alice Byrne, teacher of Milton Moore called...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Chico, Transportation--Roads and...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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Jun 27, 2017 Pinker, Lillian; Scull, Helen
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Note : Original tape has high level of distortion that gets progressively worse as part 1 goes on, but most of it is understandable. Part 2 ends abruptly. Description : Regarding life near Sawmill Peak (Magalia area) in the early 20th century, teaching experiences, experience recovering from polio. Call Number : 2016-050-0011 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Butte County Historical Society. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use...
Topics: californialightandsound, Education--Personnel, Teachers, History--Oral History--Community--Paradise...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Pinker, Lillian
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Note : Loud background noise on tape makes subject hard to hear at times. Content break between part 1 and part 2. Description : Regarding Oroville in the early 20th century and her life in general. Call Number : 2016-050-0010 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks....
Topics: californialightandsound, Education--Personnel, Teachers, History--Oral History--Community--Paradise...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017
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Description : Warren Alvies interviewed January 18, 1973 on the history of Paradise . Call Number : 2016-050-0009 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Paradise Ridge, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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Note : First part of recording is interview with Polly Yori, who takes long pauses, then at 00:25:36 it switches to husband Charles Yori who is lower in level. Description : Polly (Mrs. Charles) Yori interviewed by Ruby Swartzlow; followed by brief interview of Charles Yori. Polly and Ruby spoke about items that had been donated by her to the Oroville Chinese Temple. Charles spoke regarding his immigration from Switzerland and his first years in the United States. Call Number : 2016-050-0008...
Topics: californialightandsound, Ethnic, minority and gender groups--Chinese, History--Oral, Buildings and...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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Jun 27, 2017
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Note : Part 1: Starts and ends abruptly. Occasional loud noises as subject handles objects.  Part 2: Starts and ends abruptly. Lull for microphone readjustment from 00:02:13 to 00:02:36. Occasional loud noises as subject handles objects. Gap in program from 00:33:15 to 00:33:35. Speed varies toward end of program.   Description : Regarding local plants. Call Number : 2016-050-0041 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In...
Topics: californialightandsound, Plants, History--Oral, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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Jun 27, 2017 Swartzlow, Ruby
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Note : Recording ends before questions and answer session. Description : Discussion of Ishi and his appearance at the slaughterhouse in August 1911. Call Number : 2016-050-0007 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, Ethnic, Minority and Gender...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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Jun 27, 2017 Pinker, Lillian; Scull, Helen
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Description : Two interviews: one regarding the history of the Rio Bonito area and early Paradise, and the second regarding her experience with the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Call Number : 2016-050-0006 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is...
Topics: californialightandsound, Disasters--Earthquakes, History--Oral History--Community--Biggs,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Penney, Maudie; Pinker, Lillian
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Note : High background noise on original recording and low interviewee level. Recording begins after interview is in progress.   Description : Beryl Fry interviewed by Lillian Pinker and Maudie Penney, date unknown, regarding early Oroville and her teaching career. Call Number : 2016-050-0004 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, Education--Personnel,...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Penney, Maudie; Pinker, Lillian
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Note : Break in content between part 1 and part 2.  Description : Interview of sisters Mary Frost and Dorothy Shaw by Lillian Pinker and Maudie Penney. Frost and Shaw spoke about the Yocum family and the early history of Paradise. Items that they had recently given to BCHS are mentioned in their interview. Call Number : 2016-050-0004 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Paradise Ridge, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Penney, Maudie; Pinker, Lillian
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Note : High background noise on original tape and Interviewee voice low. Description : Elizabeth Abbey interviewed by Lillian Pinker. Elizabeth Abbey was in very frail health so her segment on her family and the early history of Paradise is very short. Call Number : 2016-050-0004 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Paradise Ridge, californiarevealed
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Jun 27, 2017 Swartzlow, Ruby
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Note : Gap in recording from 00:01:45 until 00:03:50. Handling noise. Description : Patton spoke about the Western Canal (of which he was a manager) and Oroville history. Call Number : 2016-050-00036 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral History--Community--Oroville, Water--Water Transport--Great...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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Jun 27, 2017 Swartzlow, Ruby
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Note : Interviewee sometimes takes long pauses. Interviewer gives wrap up at end, but then interviewee continues and is abruptly cut off. Description : Subjects of discussion are early Oroville, Evelyn's family, Morris Ravine, and George Perkins. Call Number : 2016-050-0016 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Bridges--Bidwell Bar, Suspension Bridge...
Source: Tape 1 of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
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Jun 27, 2017
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Note : Noise from microphone and paper. 15 second gap in recording at 21:55. Ends abruptly on a question with no answer. Description : Helen Gage interviewed regarding the Chinese in Chico. Call Number : 2016-050-0002 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This...
Topics: californialightandsound, History--Oral Ethnic, Minority and Gender Groups--Chinese...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Butte County Library
Jun 27, 2017 James, Ernest C.
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Note : Handling noise and previously recorded content at beginning of program on tape. Occasional channel instability. Part 1 ends abruptly. Description : The subject was relocation and reconstruction of the Bidwell Bar Bridge. They also discussed the preservation of local history. Note on original container :   Clear - good information. They are looking at pictures, goes slowly, but information does come out. Call Number : 2016-050-0001 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be...
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Bridges--Bidwell Bar, Suspension Bridge...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Butte County Library
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Additional Title:  Embracing a complete directory of residents in the counties of Butte, Colusa, Nevada, Placer, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba Description: Listed by town, with residents listed alphabetically. Contains many advertisements for businesses within the region covered. Source :  428 Pages of 428 : Book ( 22 cm. ) Call Number : CR 917.943 M Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, California, Northern, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: A grove with Table Mountain in background. Inscribed on the backside: "Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0177 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Oroville (Calif.), Agriculture--Crops--Fruit--Oranges, californiarevealed
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Looking down a row of orange trees. Inscribed on the backside: "Oroville - orange orchard". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0176 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--Crops--Fruit--Oranges, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Four men standing in front of an orange tree. They are in suits, ties and hats. One is half hidden in orange tree (in bib overalls.) Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0175 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--Crops--Fruit--Oranges, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: An olive grove with a large (but short) palm in foreground (bottom looks like a pineapple) and the palm fronds are like ferns. Sepia photo. Inscribed on the backside: "Oroville olive grove". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0174 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--California, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo of a huge dredger in Oroville, resembling a large white three story building. Inscribed on the backside: "Dredger - Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0171 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Mines and mineral resources--Mines and mining, Oroville (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Photo of an orange grove with a farmer in the foreground, a house on the right hand side, two very tall palms. In the background, but very faint, is a tall electric power tower. Inscribed on the backside: " Oroville orange grove". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0170 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--Crops--Fruit--Oranges, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville - a road in the orchard with an early roadster coming toward camera. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove- Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0166 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--California, Oroville (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville, looking down a row. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove - Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0165 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: View of an olive grove in Oroville, looking straight on. Inscribed on the backside: "Olive grove- Oroville". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0164 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo of a view looking down on the river with lots of metal barrels floating downstream and piling up among rocks, with some floating down stream. Inscribed on the backside: "Feather River Canyon". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0138 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Shows a bridge under construction, with men working on one end. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0134 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0133 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), Buildings and Structures--Bridges,...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo of three scenes of a bridge over the Feather River [Old Enterprise Bridge]. Inscribed on the backside: "Feather River Canyon". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0132 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo of the same as 91-41-130 (only from further back) in the area of three derailed box cars. Inscribed on the backside: "Near MP 222 W.P.R.R. circa 1910". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0131 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Feather River Canyon (Calif.), Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific,...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo of the derailed box cars off to the side of the rails and leaning against the rock cut. Three men are standing on front, two in white shirts and one in a panama hat. In the background are more men with something that may be another car (or part of one). It is partly covered from view by a telephone pole. This view shows the bent sections of track. The cars are labeled: D. [and] R. G. [Denver & Rio Grande]. Inscribed on the backside: Near MP 222 W.P.R.R....
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroad--Disasters, Feather River Canyon (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo from the back of the derailed locomotive with a good view of both the crane and the locomotive, as it is being rerailed. The locomotive and cars have fallen down a steep embankment. Inscribed on the backside: "Near MP 222 W.P.R.R. circa 1910-11, rerailing locomotive". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0129 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroad--Disasters, Feather River Canyon (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo of another view of men working on the derailed train. The crane is more clearly visible in this photo. While the men work together with a long pole, a man in a suit and hat is sitting on the side hill cut, smoking a cigarette and watching them. Inscribed on the backside: "Near MP 222 W.P.R.R. circa 1910, rerailing locomotive tender and passenger baggage car". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak...
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroad--Disasters, Feather River Canyon (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Scene of a train derailment. A railroad car is off the track and a dozen men standing on or by the track, and a crane behind the railroad car seems to be in the process of lifting it or pulling it. A young man holding a pick-mat-lock is clearly visible on the right and is looking solemnly at the camera. His hat is shiny as if it had been raining. (See info written on photo #1991-41-128.) Inscribed on the backside: "Feather River Canyon." Source :  1 Page of 1 :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Valleys, Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific, Las Plumas...
Butte County Library
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Description: Black and white photo of a view down the railroad tracks with a river on the right. There are hills in the background. The valley in front is wide and flat. Vegetation suggests this is in the eastern Sierras. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0126 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and Structures--Tunnels, Transportation--Railroads--Western...
Butte County Library
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Description: Photo of four men standing on railroad tracks in front of a tunnel. The tunnel entrance is framed with large beams of wood. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0125 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroads, Las Plumas (Calif.), californiarevealed
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo looking down a narrow gauge railroad track (with boards laying on the ties between the rails). Also, a white tent and several large white canvas covers over lumber piles or supplies. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0124 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Las Plumas (Calif.), Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific,...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo at same location as #91-41-121 - only clearer and the train is shorter and carries freight. Also, there are many more buildings on the hillside above the railroad. Inscribed on the backside: Las Plumas. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0123 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo of a hillside at Las Plumas with a long train of railroad cars - some are passenger cars - at the very bottom of the image. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0122 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Transportation--Railroads--Western Pacific, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Sepia photo of Las Plumas of railroad station with railroad cars on the tracks. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0121 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River, Transportation--Railroads,...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo looking at Las Plumas site from above with the railroad and river in the lower right side of photo. This is a side view of the railroad depot buildings. The photo clearly shows the main track, a siding, and a smaller siding just in front of the building. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0120 Digitized by  California...
Topics: californialightandsound, Business and industry--Power--Las Plumas Power Plant,...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo showing the mountainside at Las Plumas with the river in the foreground. Buildings are seen on the lower level of the mountain with the road leading into them. One is a very large three story wood frame structure with full width balconies on each floor - with at least fourteen rooms (windows showing) on each level. Appears to have been taken prior to construction of the power house. Inscribed on the backside: "Las Plumas". Source :  1 Page of 1 :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River, Las Plumas (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo of a view of Las Plumas - looking down the river, with the mountainsides showing and also the railroad on the side hill. The river is relatively low. Inscribed on the backside: Las Plumas. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0118 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River,...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo of a scene of a pool in the Feather River with a sand bar, the railroad and a mountainside in the background, in the Feather River Canyon. Inscribed on the backside: Feather River Canyon est. 1905-1926. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0117 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River, Feather River (Calif.),...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo of an overview of the Feather River Canyon prior to 1927 showing the river and the railroad (or highway low on the hillside above the river). Inscribed on the backside: "Feather River Canyon prior to 1927". Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0115 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Geography--Rivers and streams--Feather River,...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: Black and white photo of a view of dam and fish ladder from a high vantage point with the fish ladder on the left - looking across the overflowing dam, with the lake behind the dam on the right. [The dam at Enterprise.] Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0109 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Fish ladders, Geography--Rivers and...
Butte County Library
May 31, 2017
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Description: An overview of a fish ladder and dam, with highway construction above the hill. A telephone pole is on the right suggesting photo was taken from the railroad cut. This may be the dam near Enterprise, now under Lake Oroville. Source :  1 Page of 1 : Photograph (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Collection Title : James Moak Collection Call Number : 1991-041-0108 Digitized by  California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Buildings and structures--Fish ladders, Geography--Rivers and...